alias

[ ey-lee-uhs ]
/ ˈeɪ li əs /

noun, plural a·li·as·es.

a false name used to conceal one's identity; an assumed name: The police files indicate that “Smith” is an alias for Simpson.

adverb

at another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise. “Simpson alias Smith” means that Simpson in other circumstances has called himself Smith.

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Origin of alias

1525–35; < Latin aliās (adv.): at another time, otherwise; cf. else
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British Dictionary definitions for aliases

alias
/ (ˈeɪlɪəs) /

adverb

at another time or place known as or namedDylan, alias Zimmerman

noun plural -ases

an assumed name

Word Origin for alias

C16: from Latin aliās (adv) otherwise, at another time, from alius other
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